Manfred von Richthofen is one of the most famous flying aces to have ever taken to the skies. Do you know what his nickname is? Did you know he was only 11 years old when the Wright brothers made their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk? And that despite being one of the most well-known fighter pilots, he was eventually shot down and killed 15 years after that same first flight by the Wright brothers?
From World War I to modern times flying aces have been the sole of many militaries. They collectively fly thousands of missions each year in support and assistance for ground troops, as well as predetermined attacks across enemy lines. But, do you know the name of the World War II Ace who flew over 1,000 missions without ever getting shot down? Considering the fatality rate was among the highest in the war, this is an amazing feat.
Do you know the British Ace who was blind in one eye, or do you know the Axis ace who shot down 13 opposing fighter planes in 17 minutes?
These are the pilots who have embraced one of the scariest and most deadly occupations in the world. Do you think your skills are good enough to do them proud? Get those propellers spinning; it's quiz time!